Current Graduate Student

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Nicholas Kern



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Research Interests

My research explores the frontiers of the high redshift universe through radio observations of primordial hydrogen. I am interested in using these as a probe to study how the first generation of stars and galaxies formed and interacted with their environments, and the ways this process was tied to the large-scale structure of the universe.



I am a third-year graduate student working at the interface of theory and observations in 21cm cosmology at the epoch of reionization.


Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array

331-element HERA core.

The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) is a focussed experiment to detect and characterize the signature of the Epoch of Reionization by observing highly red-shifted neutral hydrogen

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